The Justice Film Festival
Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
November 13-16, 2019
$15 each screening
$40 for a Festival Pass for all screenings
The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. The seventh annual Justice Film Festival will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 13-16, 2019 As always, this year’s event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice.
Please note: Screening times and films subject to change.
Tickets: $15 for each screening or $40 for all screenings with a Festival Pass
Thursday, November 14 @ 7pm
with Writer/Director Paul Schrader
Friday, November 15 @ 1pm
In The Pursuit, professional musician turned intrepid economist, Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.
Grades 9-12 and up
Friday, November 15 @ 3pm
Skid Row Marathon
A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.’s notorious Skid Row. The club’s members, comprised of homeless drug addicts, a recovering single mom, and a paroled murderer, consider themselves among those least likely to succeed. As they train together to run in international marathons, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn, they learn to dream big as they are re-acquainted with their own dignity.
Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.
Friday, November 15 @ 7pm
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., longtime president of Notre Dame, was a formidable Catholic leader at a tumultuous time in our nation’s history. This documentary explores his role in advancing the causes of peace and equal rights for all people alongside 20th century giants.
Saturday, November 16 @ 1pm
Join us for powerful short films that examine timely moral issues and represent diverse cinematic voices related by shared affirmations of the dignity of every human person, through a lens of conscience and compassion.
Lost and Found
Turn It Around
Restored: Stories of Encounter
Ashes to Ashes (New York Premiere)
This Is My Home (New York Premiere)
He’s Still Fast
Hard to Place
Saturday, November 16 @ 7pm
Free Burma Rangers
Free Burma Rangers is a documentary film about a family who risks everything to bring hope to the front lines of war. It’s the incredible 20-year story of David and Karen Eubank and their mission to free the oppressed.